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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, under the rule of the Roman Empire, had a Latin name, which several historians have taken to imply he was also a Roman citizen, cited Greek philosophers, and used Babylonian observations and Babylonian lunar theory. The 14th-century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes gave his birthplace as the prominent Greek city... Read More

Bornc. AD 100
Egypt, Roman Empire
Diedc. AD 170 (aged 69–70)
Alexandria, Egypt, Roman Empire
OccupationMathematician, Geographer, Astronomer, Astrologer
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